66% of Austinites feel uninformed about the issues.
89% say they would give to a specific need in the community.

Why We’re Here

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

I Live Here, I Give Here’s mission is to deepen and expand the culture of personal philanthropy by inspiring Central Texans to invest more money in our community. We educate and connect individuals and non-profits so more Central Texans experience the personal benefit of increased philanthropy.

Did you know that according to a study done by The Chronicle of Philanthropy in 2012, Austin is ranked 32nd out of the 50 largest cities in the nation in per capita charitable giving? This is a big improvement over our ranking at the beginning of the 21st century when we ranked 48, but there is still a lot of room for growth!

Austin is a vibrant city with a personality all its own. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that’s not enough. The biggest problem facing Austin Nonprofits is there is not enough money.

Our community is well known for cherishing its environment and local businesses, its time to nurture our home-grown nonprofits in the same way!

We depend on our nonprofits to meet so many of the Austin's most basic needs; but the shortage of funds for these organizations is creating large gaps in services.

This is where I Live Here, I Give Here steps in. Our main purpose is to connect people like YOU with the issues you care about and the Nonprofits that support them.

I Live Here, I Give Here is proud of the work we have accomplished since our launch in 2007. We connect the people of Austin with the causes they care about.

We partner with nonprofit groups so they can be more accessible to you. We spotlight specific needs in Austin every month to let you know how you can help.

Please check out our Programs and get to know our Board Members and Staff!



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Spring Is Here!

February 28, 2011
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Spring is here! It’s a great time to be outdoors. One of my favorite things to do outside is to work in my garden. In March, I Live Here, I Give Here is spotlighting the problem of Childhood Obesity here in Austin. I was disappointed to learn that Austin’s kids are actually more obese than the national average. One of the ways a great local non-profit, Sustainable Food Center, is working to alleviate the issue of Childhood Obesity in Austin is by introducing children and their families to gardening. Families may not have the resources or transportation required to get fresh produce for their meals, this might lead them to eating processed foods which are higher in fat and sugar. When a family learns how easy it can be to grow a few vegetables and receives the tools to do so, it greatly improves the chances that they might improve their dietary habits. Hopefully, this type of intervention and resulting change in diet will help to keep the children in that family from becoming obese. Another benefit of getting children involved in gardening is that they are more likely to eat their vegetables and get those vitamins! Homegrown produce tastes better and children have lots of fun ‘picking’ their dinner. My three year old helped me to harvest salad for one of our meals this week and she actually ate it, which made a believer out of me!

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